Forest Chapel Baptist Church

Our Pastor

Pastor Kraig Hawkins

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Rev. Kraig Hawkins and Mrs. Rochelle Hawkins

Reverend Kraig Hawkins is from Lake Charles, Louisiana, born the third of four children to Larry Hawkins and Barbara Broussard. He has been happily married to Rochelle Hawkins for 16 “Glorious Years!”  They have two children: daughter Tierenee and son N’Kyzie.  Rev. and Mrs. Hawkins have also been blessed with two grandchildren.

Rev. Hawkins accepted his calling to preach the gospel in the summer of 1999. He was licensed (Oct.24, 1999) and ordained (Oct. 7, 2001) by Pastor Rev. Elvester Turner at the Greater 14th Street Missionary Baptist Church in Bessemer, Alabama. He and his family relocated to the Atlanta area 12 years ago. He served as an associate minister at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, where Rev. Jerry D. Black is the pastor. He served in many ministries while at Beulah most notably assisting the “Mother Ministry #2” by ministering to the residence of Eastlake Harbor Nursing Home. October 7, 2012 he was called to pastor Forest Chapel Baptist Church. “The greatest blessing and responsibility the Lord has given me is calling me to pastor such wonderful people who make up Forest Chapel Baptist Church!” Rev. Hawkins has an immense desire to share the soul saving, life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, believing with confidence, that He who has begun a good work in us will perform it until the day of His coming.

Rev. Hawkins has a B. A. Degree from the University of South Alabama in Human Services and a Masters of Education Degree in School Guidance Counseling from Cambridge College.